cradle cap

noun
an inflammation of the scalp, occurring in infants and characterized by greasy, yellowish scales; seborrheic dermatitis of infants.
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cradle cap
 
n
Technical name: crusta lactea a form of seborrhoea of the scalp common in young babies

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cradle cap n.
A form of dermatitis that occurs in infants and is characterized by heavy, yellow, crusted lesions on the scalp.

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If it happens on your scalp, it is called dandruff in adults and cradle cap in infants.
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